The Annual Summer Reading List

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:

  • There are essentially two ways we can show up in any situation. We can either launch into self-protection (blame, avoidance, denial, rationalization, judgment) or we can regulate our emotions so that we can think and behave intentionally. (curtesy of Annie Hyman Pratt).
  • “Teams are temporary. Positions are permanent.” Mike Michalowicz
  • “The magic of teams that click is not really magic at all, but a code that is teachable, learnable, and repeatable.” J. Bruce Stewart
  • “The core job of a strategy -- any strategy… is to determine actions. To tell you what to do. It’s a blueprint essentially, guiding you in your decision-making process.” Alex M.H. Smith
  • “What we choose to focus on and what we choose to ignore—plays in defining the quality of our life.” Cal Newport
We’re back for our annual summer reading list - 5 books outside of education that you should be reading this summer.

This year’s crop of books cover everything from how to produce greater value in your work, to how to build strong teams, to how to develop a no-bull**** strategy for your school. 

Each book offers a different perspective on some of our most pressing challenges in education right now. 

Tune in to discover 5 books you may not have considered and then choose one to read over the summer so that you can approach old problems with a new lens #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:
  • A book on how to eliminate the “BS” from your strategic planning.
  • A book on how to build teams where everyone is “All In”
  • A book on the importance of doing the “deep work” instead of being distracted by the shallow stuff
  • A book on how to build stronger teams
  • A book about how to shift from top-down management to enlisting your team as partners
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